InStyle.com has asked nine designers to sketch his or her vision of Bella’s wedding gown, which SPOILER ALERT, we know from the third Twilight book, Eclipse, is an early 1900s design (with Alice Cullen’s updates) and from the fourth, Breaking Dawn, is something that makes the bride’s mother say, “You look like you just stepped out of an Austen movie.” The gown pictured here is from Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, who tells InStyle, “I wanted this to be a modern day antique-inspired gown. The lace bodice climbs up to the neck to reveal a sultry open back of flesh with tiny silk buttons that clasp at the neck. It’s a true turn of the century gown, full of Gothic and glamorous fullness in the skirt which flows as she moves. The gown is mysterious and feminine, perfect for a dream wedding.” Browse InStyle’s gallery, then choose your favorite in our poll after the jump.
Siriano has my vote: His design is elegant but youthful, and his open back isn’t as steamy as Prabal Gurung’s, which feels borderline inappropriate. My second pick would be Lela Rose, whose simple design would suit Bella, someone who doesn’t like to be the center of attention, by focusing all eyes on the back of the gown. Monique Lhuillier went for a similar look, but with a bit more flash. Erin Fetherston went a little too Austen for my taste, while I have no idea where Brian Reyes was headed. At all. Max Azria’s long-sleeved creation somehow captures Bella’s awkward, quiet beauty, while Badgley Mischka’s seems to be designed for Cruella De Vil (or Sharon Stone). Zac Posen’s pink gown feels a little too Moulin Rouge for Bella…
Illustration courtesy of Christian Siriano
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